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Archive for August, 2008
The end of summer is sad for so many reasons: No more ducking out early on Fridays, no more random jaunts to the beach, and not quite as much reason to have a frozen cocktail. At least there’s one big plus to Autumn, and that’s the clothing and accessories. This is the season that fashion magazines have been waiting for all year long, and it’s where your wardrobe can really shine.
Next, In Style focused on a stunning piece by Nina Ricci. I love the different crystal shapes cut into bold facets, and I also love the smokey grays, blues and purples chosen for the necklace. Set in galvanized metal, it kind of reminds me of stained glass, and it could look great dressed up or down.
I also like this detailed necklace by Thea Grant. The flower motif feels very mid-century to me, and the effect of hanging some of the accents makes it feel like an updated charm necklace.
If you’re anything like me, you have a rather large collection of jewelry and a tough time finding somewhere to put it all. My current solution is the entire top drawer of my dresser, plus two hand sculptures that sit on top and “wear” some of my rings and necklaces. If you need a new solution, I came across these beautiful jewelry stands from Polli. Laser-cut from acrylic, these pieces are not only decorative but functional. Above is the coral version and below is a black Gum tree.
Click right here to see Polli’s entire selection of jewelry stands and ordering information.
I have been on Olympic lockdown mode this week. It’s really hard to pull yourself away, especially when there are so many great events to watch (swimming and gymnastics get all the glory, but I’ve become a fan of badminton and synchronized diving too). Of course, the biggest story of the Games continues to be Michael Phelps and his reign of glory (or terror, if you’re the competition). Last night he won his fourth and fifth golds, and he’s on track to smash nearly every record out there.
What you’re looking at above is NOT a tower of handbags, but is actually a tower of sugar. I just couldn’t pass up showing you this edible creation by Gregory Paul Soriano, made to look just like a bunch of Louis Vuitton handbags. With my wedding coming up next year, I have to admit that it would be fun to have something like this as a “bride’s cake”, although then I’d have to submit to the whims of my fiancee for a separate groom’s cake. The cost of the cake is probably as much as a handbag anyway, so I’d probably invest in something more wearable and less edible.